The measure sought to rezone the area and give strips clubs and others adult businesses five years to relocate. Councilman Alex Wan, the bill’s sponsor, championed the legislation for months, and local neighborhood groups and the city’s law department were in strong support.
Ultimately though, Wan, who himself referred to the proposal as “radical”, failed to address concerns that it was a violation of private property rights.
Before voting against the measure, Councilman CT Martin said it didn’t seem fair to property owners and businesses.
“I don’t know if this is a piece of legislation that solves a problem in one neighborhood but makes it potentially a problem for others.”